Police blotter: Man stabbed in head with scissors


In this week’s blotter, a Bainbridge man stabs his roommate in the head with a pair of scissors, a wily woman slips out of her handcuffs and jumps out of a patrol car and the Bainbridge Sportsman’s Club’s restoration efforts are hit hard by theft.

The blotter is below.

Nov. 23
Theft: An Alexander Place resident reported the theft of $450 worth of jewelry from her porch. The jewelry had been delivered in a box by a delivery service late last month or early this month.

Break-in: A window was broken in Bainbridge High School’s 300 Building, causing $500 worth of damage. After breaking the window, an unknown person entered a classroom and threw two stacks of paper on the ground. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. The classroom’s teacher said she has no disputes with any of her students.

Nov. 22
Theft: A Bainbridge man reported that his wallet was stolen when he left it at the checkout counter at the High School Road Rite Aid store. The victim said he had initially come to the store but realized he’d forgotten his wallet at home. He returned home, retrieved his wallet and returned to the store. He set his wallet at a checkout counter and walked away from it to inspect photos he had developed at the store. When he returned to the counter, the wallet was gone. He believes a “scroungy-looking” male he saw in the store may have taken his wallet. He described the wallet as black and made of very worn leather.

Nov. 21
Drunk driving: A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested for drunk driving on Old Mill Road just before 12:45 a.m. Police were notified of the suspect’s drunkenness by an Old Mill Road resident, who had called to report that the suspect knocked on her door and asked for help after driving into a ditch. The suspect, who police said smelled strongly of alcohol, said he was lost and had backed his pickup truck into the ditch. He admitted to having consumed two 24 oz beers before driving. He was transported to the county jail.

Nov. 20
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge male was arrested for drunk driving on Ferncliff Avenue just before 11:15 p.m. The suspect was initially stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign and for swerving in his lane of travel. When speaking with the suspect, police noticed the strong odor of alcohol inside his truck. The suspect pleaded with police to let him go because he and his girlfriend, who was a passenger, were almost home. The suspect admitted to having had two beers, but his level of intoxication indicated he had consumed much more. His presence in a patrol car filled it with the strong odor of alcohol, an officer said. On the way to the county jail, the suspect “yelled and talked” during the entire trip. At the jail, the suspect became uncooperative, declined to sign paperwork, cried and made threatening remarks. At one point, the suspect said he would find out where the arresting officer lives and that he would “be seeing” him around. Police noted that the suspect has two previous drunk driving convictions.

Nov. 19
Theft: Members of the Bainbridge Sportsman’s Club reported that $3,000 worth of cedar was stolen from the club’s property on Nov. 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A club member said he saw a male cutting the club’s felled cedar trees and stacking the pieces in his truck. The witness thought the suspect had been hired by the club because he appeared professional and used traffic cones to mark his work area. The witness later learned that no one had permission to remove the wood, which was to be used to refurbish the club’s clubhouse. The suspect was described as white, between 50 and 60 years old and driving a white Ford F250 truck with an unknown emblem or design on it.

Nov. 18
Domestic violence: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for domestic violence at around 5:30 p.m. Police had been called to her Cherry Avenue residence by the suspect’s husband who said she was being physically confrontational and had damaged the house. According to the husband, the suspect had consumed two to four beers and began threatening him and his family. The husband told his daughters to go upstairs while he locked himself in the family’s computer room. The suspect began banging on the computer room door, noting her desire to kill him and use the computer to send e-mails to his family that would “ruin his relationship with them,” he said. The suspect then went outside and kicked in the computer room’s window. She then fled the home on foot. The husband called later to report that the suspect had returned and then left to a friend’s Isaac Avenue home. Police found the suspect in the garage with a large mixed drink in her hand. She smelled strongly of alcohol and immediately became belligerent. She resisted arrest and called one of the officers a “white racist cop.” Once in a patrol car, the suspect was able to slip out of her handcuffs and lunged out of the car when an officer opened the door. She was again apprehended. Noting that her unusually thin wrists enabled her to escape her handcuffs, officers replaced her handcuffs with zip ties. She remained uncooperative, yelled and threatened to damage the patrol car on the way down to the county jail in Port Orchard. She also noted her brother, a CEO of a “big bank” would “make (the officers) pay” if she was injured by her zip ties. The officer made a stop at a Poulsbo fire station to get assistance in cutting the suspect’s wrists free and apply a more comfortable set of restraints. While there, the suspect made an unsuccessful attempt to kick a firefighter. During the second stage of her trip to the jail, the suspect threatened to sue an officer, the police department and the county jail. She also noted that her husband was abusive and should have been arrested, that she was arrested because she is not white, and that she shouldn’t be arrested because she has endured several hardships in her life.

Nov. 17
Assault: A Bainbridge man was arrested for stabbing his roommate in the head with what is believed to have been a pair scissors. The incident their Brien Drive home, the victim said. The suspect argued and fought with the victim and later retreated to his room. The suspect called the victim in, and from behind the door stabbed at his head with a knife or pair of scissors. The victim suffered two puncture wounds on the back of his head and was transported to Harrison hospital for treatment. Police found and arrested the suspect outside his home. Another person staying at the residence saw the altercation and believes scissors were used in the assault.